Seamus Coleman explains the keys to potential World Cup qualification

The Ireland captain was speaking to the "An Irishman Abroad" podcast

Seamus Coleman explains the keys to potential World Cup qualification

Ireland’s manager Martin O’Neill and Seamus Coleman Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Republic of Ireland will continue their World Cup qualification campaign this weekend, but will do so without Seamus Coleman.

After breaking his leg earlier this year against Wales, the Ireland captain is still recovering and continuing his rehab. Despite not playing this weekend, Coleman is expected to be in attendance at Sunday's game in the Aviva Stadium. 

Before the game with Wales, Coleman sat down for an interview with Jarlath Regan on the An Irishman Abroad podcast. The interview was released on Friday morning, and the Donegal defender spoke about what he felt was key to potential World Cup qualification. 

"We've got two great people in charge", Coleman admitted. "The boss [Martin] and Roy [Keane] who make sure we are on it as soon as we meet up. They know we are there to do a job, and they make sure we are on it."

Coleman also praised his teammates, as a reason to be hopeful of Russia 2018 qualification. "I can't speak highly enough of the group of lads", the 27-year-old admitted.

"We know that if we get beat, we get beat trying. I fully believe that we can qualify out of this group and give Irish fans another summer to remember." 

You can listen to Coleman's excellent interview in full with Jarlath Regan below.